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tempt fate/providence

If you tempt ​fate or ​providence by doing something, you take a ​sillyrisk by doing it and ​depend too much on ​your good ​luck: You're ​temptingfate by ​ridingyourbike without ​wearing a ​helmet.
(Definition of tempt fate/providence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tempt fate/providence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 玩命, 冒不必要的危险…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玩命, 冒不必要的危險…
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